Episode 36 – Bridget Cleary and the Fairies

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In this episode, Zoe tells us the strange story of Bridget Cleary, who was thought to have been swapped out for a fairy changeling, and is sometimes erroneously called the last witch to be burned in Ireland – listen to find out why!

We also discuss why hippos don’t make good familiars, fairy etiquette, the purifying properties of urine, and stockings.

Here’s a rundown of the episode:

00:28 – Hello!

01:54 – Presented Piece – Bridget Cleary and Fairies

12:31 – Discussion

49:40 – Fun Fact – Urchins and Sea Urchins

50:52 – Where You Can Find Us Online

54:35 – Bye

Total Runtime: 55:12

(Sorry there’s no transcription for this episode – we had some technical issues. I’ll try to add it later if I can… Mike)

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Research Links

https://medium.com/lessons-from-history/history-of-fairies-18dff807000e

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/offbeat/the-story-of-the-last-witch-burned-alive-in-ireland-1.2880691

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changeling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMTiSvLC4fE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VdT1blYwNE

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Thanks! See you next time – Mike and Zoe.